Bruce Rader Biography
Bruce Rader is an American contributor, anchor, and host working at Nexstar Media Group, Inc where he serves as a special project contributor. He joined Nexstar Media Group, Inc in March 2022, after previously working at WAVY-TV where he served as the weeknight anchor till March 2022, when he left the station.
Bruce Rader Education
Rader attended Rocking Horse Road Elementary School in Wheaton, Maryland, and later joined Randolph Junior High School. In 1970, he joined Wheaton High School in Wheaton, Maryland where he graduated in 1972.
Bruce Rader Career
Rader works at Nexstar Media Group, Inc where he serves as a special project contributor. He was the long-time Sports Director of WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV for over 40 years and was best known for his work with different philanthropic groups, as well as his own Bruce Rader Charities Foundation, which has helped raise well over a million dollars in the Hampton Roads area.
Bruce was honored by some of the nation’s most prestigious journalistic organizations, including the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with the Silver Circle Award. Bruce has been recognized by a number of Hampton Roads institutions over the years. He has previously received the Virginia Association of Broadcasters’ George A. Bowles, Jr. Broadcast Journalism Award.
The award is given to a broadcast news journalist who has worked in Virginia for a long time, is well-liked by his peers, and is enthusiastic about his work and community. Hampton University President William R. Harvey honored Bruce with “The Presidential Award for Outstanding Citizenship,” honoring him for his decency, dignity, and respect for human rights.
Bruce was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 2005 and received the Abe Goldblatt Memorial Honor, a lifetime accomplishment award, from the Norfolk Sports Club. Bruce Rader Charities has provided hundreds of area young people with the opportunity to attend local athletic events over the course of several decades. The Foundation also assisted in the organization of the Peninsula All-Star Football Camp, which featured notable NFL players.
Bruce Rader Charities has also helped the Union Mission and other worthy causes. The annual Bruce Rader/St. Jude Golf Tournament, held in May, attracts a sell-out crowd that includes stars from professional sports and Hollywood and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Over the years, Bruce has covered some of the most important national and international athletic events.
There have been multiple Super Bowls, World Series games, college football bowl games, and over 25 Daytona 500s, and important NASCAR events. Bruce was chosen to cover the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Sydney, Australia, and Athens, Greece.
Bruce was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in both 1996 and 2002. During the torch’s worldwide journey to the Atlanta Games in 1996, he carried it through Charlottesville, Virginia, and in 2002, he carried it at Arlington, Virginia, under the shadow of the Pentagon. President George Bush then honored him as one of several torch runners in the White House Rose Garden.
Bruce presented the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for more than 30 years, raising millions of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Hampton Roads. Bruce was honored by the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America for his outstanding service. He was also recognized for Outstanding Community Service by the Norfolk State University Alumni Association’s Virginia Beach chapter, and he assisted with significant fundraising events for United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Virginia and the Virginia Beach SPCA.
Bruce frequently speaks to groups in Virginia and North Carolina to encourage volunteerism in our country. Bruce has won the CIAA Sportscaster of the Year award numerous times, the Chesapeake Athletic Club’s “Tidewater Sportscaster of the Year” award multiple times, and the Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter at Norfolk State University’s “Excellence in Sports Media” award.
Other distinctions include three Associated Press “Best Sports Awards,” “Sportscaster of the Year” from Virginia’s United Press International, and a “District Leadership Award” from the United Negro College Fund. He is also a member of the Peninsula Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bruce Rader Age
Rader was born Bruce Reed Rader in 1955 in George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., United States. Rader, however, manages to keep information regarding his dates of birth away from the limelight. He is 69 years old.
Bruce Rader Height
Rader stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Bruce Rader Family
Rader is the son of Audrey Rader and Orth Rader. He grew up in the Randolph Hills area of Rockville, Maryland.
Bruce Rader Wife
Rader is married to Virginia Rader. The couple has four children; Alex Rader, Reed Rader, Bryce Rader, and Haley Rader.
Bruce Rader Net Worth
Rader has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a contributor, anchor, and host.
Bruce Rader Salary
Rader earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Bruce Rader WAVY
Rader works at WAVY where he works alongside other famous WAVY anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Scott Abbott
- Craig Loper
- Brian Parsons
- Steve Fundaro
- Jeff Edmondson
- Jeremy Wheeler
- Don Slater
- Regina Mobley
- Tom Schaad
- Anita Blanton
- Marielena Balouris
- Stephanie Harris
- Lex Gray
- Don Roberts
- Katie Collett
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Rader.
|Who is Rader?
|Rader is an American contributor, anchor, and host working at Nexstar Media Group, Inc
|69 years old.
|5 feet 11 inches
|$40,000 – $ 110,500
|$1 Million – $5 Million